Kevin Amato: The Importants

Photographer Kevin Amato captures a diverse range of faces from the Bronx, who he calls the importants

Kevin Amato is a fashion photographer who casts the majority of his subjects from the Bronx. The Importants, a hardback from Phaidon, celebrates his work.

Amato follows the generation of photographers before him, including Nan Goldin, Larry Clark and Ryan McGinley, who were interested in capturing new faces. For Amato, “the importants” are young New Yorkers that exemplify diversity and inclusivity.